Health Tattoos

A large number of people have begun a new trend in the tattooing industry: health related tattoos. Many people are tattooing the name and type of disease they have in a visible spot in case one day in an event of an emergency or accident people are aware of their medical condition. The USA Today said, "There's a tattoo trend surfacing - one that could save lives. Like it or not, a lot of people are resorting to this way of medical identification," Aldasouqi says. "It's not that we (doctors) are promoting it. It's more, 'What should we do about it?' It is happening." Common tattoos are about diabetes. Many tattoo parlors and artists have said they have seen an upsurge in such tattoo requests. This however may also incite many people opting for tattoo removal, as there is a chance their workplace will recommend removal of visible tattoos.

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